Science Syllabus

The content of the Junior High School Integrated Science covers the basic sciences and includes topics in Health, Agriculture and Industry. The course has been designed to offer a body of knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of everyday living, and provide adequate foundation for those who want to pursue further education and training in science and science related vocations.

The syllabus covers three years of Junior High School education. Each year’s work is organized under the five themes or sections. The themes are:

  • Diversity of matter (living and non living things),
  • Cycles,
  • Systems,
  • Energy and
  • Interactions of matter (living and non living things).

Under each theme or section are a set of units or topics. The knowledge, understandings as well as the activities and range of process skills presented in each theme have been extended at the different class levels. Teachers are required to follow the syllabus in order to teach students more efficiently and for optimum performance.

STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL INTEGRATED SCIENCE

SECTIONS JHS 1 JHS 2 JHS 3
DIVERSITY OF
MATTER
Unit 1: Introduction to Integrated Science
Unit 2: Matter
Unit 3: Measurement
Unit 4: Nature of Soil
Unit 5: Hazards
Unit 1: Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
Unit 2: Metals and Non Metals
Unit 3: Chemical Compounds
Unit 4: Water
Unit 1: Acids, Bases and Salts
Unit 2: Soil and Water Conservation
CYCLES Unit 1: Life Cycle of Flowering Plants
Unit 2: Vegetable Crop Production
Unit 3: Fish Culture
Unit 1: Carbon Cycle
Unit 2: Climate
Unit 1: Life Cycle of the Mosquito
Unit 2: Animal Production
SYSTEMS Unit 1: Respiratory System of Humans
Unit 2: Farming Systems
Unit 1: Reproduction and Growth in Humans
Unit 2: Heredity
Unit 3: Diffusion and Osmosis
Unit 4: Circulatory System in Humans
Unit 1: The Solar System
Unit 2: Dentition in Humans
Unit 3: Digestion in Animals
ENERGY Unit 1: Sources and Forms of Energy
Unit 2: Conversion of Energy
Unit 3: Basic Electronics
Unit 4: Light Energy
Unit 1: Photosynthesis
Unit 2: Food and Nutrition
Unit 3: Electrical Energy
Unit 4: Basic Electronics
Unit 1: Heat Energy
Unit 2: Basic Electronics
INTERACTIONS OF MATTER Unit 1: Ecosystems Unit 1: Physical and Chemical Changes
Unit 2: Infections and Diseases
Unit 3: Pests and Parasites
Unit 4: Force and Pressure
Unit 5: Machines
Unit 1: Magnetism
Unit 2: Technology and Development
Unit 3: Machinery
Unit 4: Entrepreneurship